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Practise Reading the News

News stories written especially for international learners of English.

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BBC World Service - Words in the News

Current stories.  Listen, read and learn news vocabulary. 

Level: Advanced. You need RealPlayer.  This website has sound Go>

The Language of the Media

Study the vocabulary and grammar of news reports.  This is a pdf file (550kb). 

Level: Advanced. You need Adobe Reader. Go>

VOA Special English Reports

News reports in slower and simpler English.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound This website has video Go>

CNN Archives

Listen and read the transcript, a rewritten version (click 'Abridged Story') or a bullet-pointed summary.  Exercises on the left. 

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need RealPlayer.  This website has sound Go>

Put the Texts in Order

These are linked to listening exercises.

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

Newspaper Vocabulary

A list of words commonly used in newspaper headlines

Headline Vocabulary Quiz

Level: Advanced. Go>

History of Newspapers - Reading Exercise

Level: Advanced. Go>

 

 

 

 

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